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The Ledge Mar 4, 1897

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 Vol   IV. No. 23.  NEW DENVER, P>. C, MARCH 4,  1897.  Price $2.00 a Year.  HANDSOME VANCOUVER  The Talk  Never Ends About* the  Silvery Slocan.  A       SMELTER       PROPOSITION.  Vancouver, Feb.' 27 ���Legislation  respecting the incorporation of the  cities of Nelson, Rossland and Grand  Forks has occupied the principal attention of Parliament during the  week, and it,is expected the necessary authority will be vouchsafed in  a lew days. Numerous petitions for  water /rights and other necessary  , privileges incidental to the. advancement of a'mining" country have heen  presented from West Kootenay, one  of the most important being that of  Noble Five Mining Co. for 5C0 inches  of water from Cody creek. The bill  regulating the incorporation of joint  stock companies is still, in its initial  stage;. while, as yet, nothing has  appeared in sight affecting the,, mineral laws, The estimates for the ensuing year will be sprung, upon the  Legislature shortly, and New Den-  has an interest in it, for, apart from  the monies to be. donated to roads,  trails, etc., in the Slocan, there will  certainly be some set apart forthe  new school in that town. Kootenay's  two members continue to " do good  work. ';''.'  L. C. Hillyer, J. PTouston,' and J.  ���Fred Hume* M. P. P., a delegation  frpm the .ambitious city of Nelson (to  be) to the Legislature," weie here on  , {Saturday. They ' were.'shown tlje  sights of a large burg after dark..by  one of the local scribes, and '"they  didn't do a ting"���oh, no!  ' Vancouver's City Fathers are being  inundated by propositions for tho  building of smelting works, Portland  parties being most anxious to secure  .the privilege, though asking-a bonus  of $150,000 from the citizens. Yesterday O. L, Spencer, a local limb of  the law. representing a Toronto syndicate, submitted the following epistle  tor consideration:  My clients will undertake to complete a smelter capable of treating  from 200 to 250 tons of ore per day,  with a capacity   to . increase   to 500  tons per day,   should business warrant.   They will,complete a refinery  in connection therewith, furnish an  ample sum for working capital, and  engage in the   business ot smelting  and refining Jn Vancouver; provided:  (L.) The City council will pay them  . a bonus of $70,000 in cash, tb be.paid  on the completion of the building and  plant, the blowing-in of the furnace,  and the. smelting   of the first ton of  ore.    (2.) The corporation of the city  of Vancouver to furnish a suitable  site reasonably   near transportation  facilities by rail and sea.    Such site  to be pf-sufficient extent to permit of  its use without inconvenience in case  trie plant should be increased to the  capacity above mentioned.    (3.) The  city to^exempt the a smelter,   refinery  and plant from taxation for a period  of ten years.    In the event of your  being prepared to entertain -this'prb-  posaJ. my   clients   wil   undertake to  proceed with construction as soon as  the necessity formalities havtv been  completed, to build the plant entirely  with Canadian labor, and, if possible,  blow in the furnace by  next Doinin  ion Day.  Labor circles are agitated over the.  fact that the Gold  Ohp,   a  promising  claim in the Kamloops camp is being  operated by Chinese. Victorians own  the property.  Geo. Williamson, nigr. of the New  Denver telephone exchange, spent a  few days in the city this week.  Whilst here he was interviewed by  Mgr. Sweeny, of the Bank of Montreal, as to the possibilities of a wagon  road being built between New Denver and Three Forks. Mr. Sweeny  promises a liberal contribution to the  scheme.  Capt. J. A, Wood,   ex-manager of  the Two Friends mine, has lately re  turned here from a tour of inspection  among -coast properties.   He leaves  for the Slocan to-morrow. ���       ;  J. Condell, a local capitalist, is  contemplating the erection of a row  of cottages, in New Denver for renting. ;"���-.,  Dan McGillvrayhas returned from  a fiying trip to the Slocan. He reports the ledge, exposed in the crosscut on the Lily B. group ot a de\ t!i of  50 feet; Ore was found on both walls,  of a shipping character, with several  feet of concentrates dividing. On the  Iron Horse the ledge is close at band,  500 pounds of rich float having been  found at bedrock.  C. Doering will- have a gang of  men working on the Alexander, a  Ten Mile property, in the .-carlv.  spring.   , ,  ������   ������  On April 1 .the C P. R. expect to  usher in ���' their new service to the  Kootenay country,, which will' be of  great advantage to, the travelling  public. A'sleeping car will -be run  daily from Vancouver to Arrowhead,  where connection will be made by  steamer for'all points south. Work'  on the. new dispatch boat will- be  hurried, so that, when completed,  travellers may reach the coast from  Rossland in a' day and -a half."-; An  appropriation has been made, for a  second telegraph wire from Arrowhead throughout the entire, district.  The system is to be extended from  New Denver to Silverton and Slocan  City. Freight is now being billed  through from here to Rossland" over  the Columbia and Western Railway.  Advices and enquiries from eastern  points indicate great stagnation in  Rossland stocks, but much activity in  Slocan  properties.   Sales are  TUNNEL, SHAFT, DUMP  Latest Returns from the Mines and  Prospects of the Silvery Slocan.  PREPARED    FOR    MINING   MEN.  being  daily made, and investors are showing growing confidence in silver.  There have been some large demands  for Bondholder, one part3r asking  quotations on a 50,000 block. Two  Friends, Dardanelles, and other  stocks are selling well. Locally the  market shows a ripple or two, being  stimulated by eastern demands. Dardanelles has risen to 20, Reco to 1.35,  Noble Five to 64, Rambler to 46, and  Slocan Stnr to $2,62. Shares are  being offered here in the Regina, a  Springer creek property, and in the  Ramsdall Mining Co., operating the  Sapphire and Gem, near the Washington. Both are receiving attention,  Decided movements are reported  from Fairview, where nearly all the  promising locations have been quietly  secured by Americans. The Occidental group, held by Vancouver  parties, is to be worked by an English company* and shares are stiffening rapidly and are hard to secure at  any price. Altogether the tone of the  local market is -much.-more healthy  than for some time past.-  A new line  of Shoes,   and readv-.  made clothing at T. HOBEN'S.     *'  Forty tons potatoes for sale.   Apply.  A. J. Hughes, New Denver.  When  in   Vancouver stop at the  Manor Hon.se. f  , A good strike   was   made   in   the  Preseott, near Silverton last week..  Deals are on for the Little Daisy  and Mountain View, two Eight Mile  properties.  The Two Friends declared a dividend of 2k per cent, on the capital  stock last Saturday.  Work.on the Silver Band has been  suspended for a short time until more  supplies can be packed in.,  T___The deal on the California-is off- as  Marks' and Van Houten could hot  agree to sell their interests.  The trail to the Arlington was  broken last week and 15,men will-go  to work on that property  next week.  :. R. C. Campbell-Johnston has transferred his $31,100 option on the Exchange group to Sir James A. Grant,  ,of Ottawa. ���    *     .  S. K. Green of Spokane, has bonded the Laughing Waters, Far Away  and Cross Roads claims, situated between tne Washington and Best.  . Ten men are working on the "Skylark and Ranger. A shaft is being  sunk on one property while on the  other tunnel work is being done.  Supt. Cuthbert and Expert C, W.  Wing of the Bl;C. Gold Fields Exploration Company are looking after  the^company's interests on the lake.  -Howland Stevenson of Rossland has  got .control of the -No. 3, Animon,.N.  JR.^uacLAlma,Nov3,,;Carpenter creek  properties and will, proceed to stock*  them. ,   ���  Messrs. Thomlinson and Bolander  have had ihe Adela, a Galena Farm  property, surveyed and will apply  tor a Crown grant. They . will work  the property this season."   .  Wm.. -Darlington, recently from  Butte, was in New Denver this week  looking up ft location for an assay office. He will establish a business at  some point on Slocan lake.  The Iowa, Olympia No. 2 and  Margery, situated six miles from the  confluence of Slocan river and Lemon  creek have been sold to Wm. H.  Maxwell and Andrew G. Larsen for  $10,200.  ��� T. Tobin and W. Callahan have  bonded the Alma. St. Aubin and Forlorn Hope to James Gilhooley for  $30,000. These properties are west  of the Lilly B group between Springer and Tobin creeks.  The Arlington, recently stocked in  Spokane by Frank Watson and others  is to be vigorously worked. The  present shaft will be prospected afew  feet further and then work will be  commenced on a double compartment  shaft.  The shaft on the Carrie is down 112  feet, and a station for the first level  has been cut out. The steam pump  is working satisfactorily. The force  will be increased to 35 men. J. J.  Rafferty will have charge of the property for a month,during the absence  of D. J. Macdonald in California.  C. S. Sandison has completed his  contract, on the Edmonton. Several  specimens of ledge matter show native silver and one assay gave 602  ounces of silver to the ton. The  iedge on the -Edmonton   is large, and  found.   .From indications this proper  ty will likely be^quite a gold producer as well as silver.   It is under bond  to Mr. Ferguson of Vancouver.  The Conundrum group, three miles  up the south fork of Ten Mile is being  developed by Hughes Bros. The  lead, in the granite, is three feet  wide, ����nd in addition to a small and  continuous streak of rich quartz, pockets of rich ore have been found in the*  ledge matter. Assays from solid ore  $53 in gold, 143 ounces silver. From  decomposed pyrites $38 in gold and  397 ounces silver. The property is  being opened up by a tunnel and open  cut on the lead.  THE   1AL.Y   B.  Evans, Coleman and Evans, of  Vancouver, have acquired the principal interest in the bond oh the Lily  B, Portland and Rainbow on Springer creek. The manager says that  when he took charge-of the property  he did not touch the surface showing  hut started a crosscut tunnel at a  depth of 90 feet, and after running in  92 feet the lead 12 feet in width was  found. This tunnel is about 100 feet  west of a large chute of ore showing  on the surface. Drifting to the east  is now being done on the lead to tap  this chute of pre, and another cross  cut will be commenced this week below the present one. In* the face of  the drift tnere is six inches of clean  and the balance concentrating ore.  The ore is dry, and averages $100 to  the ton. Tiie Lily B group is a mile  west of the Two Friends, and about;  2,000 ieet from the Arlington shaft  Mining men are of the opinion that if  the Lily B does not make a mine  nothing will in that district.  Gold, in Nakusp.  James McNeil is excavating the  ~bank;riext toisis hotel in Nakusp for,  the purpose of enlarging, his premises.  One day last week he took- a notion  to pan some of the sand* that was being thrown out by the excavators.  To his surprise he found two gold  nuggets, and immediately a quiver  of excitement ran through the town.  During the night several placer claims  were staked out, the first one bearing  the name of McNeil, Burton and Maxwell, and it looks as through Nakusp  real estate would again be valuable.  the  hanging wall   has  not vet been  UESOLUTIONR.  Resolved: That we, citizens ot  Spokane, in mass meeting assembled,  do earnestly protest against the so-  called Corliss amendment bill as  being highly detrimental and destructive to the mining and all other  industries in the northwest and tending to destroy the present existing  friendly relations, commercial and  otherwise, between the Dominion of  Canada and our own country, and  we respectfully demand that our congressional delegation use their best  efforts in procuring the president's  veto to this highly obnoxious measure.     .' '   ..���'���; ^   ' /''  Resolved. That we. citizens of  Spokane in mass meeting assembled,  do earnestly urere that the legislature  ^f the state of Washington submit to  the voters of this state the amendment of the constitution that shall  modify the provision preventing  aliens from holding real estate by  purchase, so that our neighbors in  the Dominion of Canada niav. have  the privilege of enjoying the right to  purchase and own a home in the  state of Washington.  H. N. Belt, A. A. Newbury, N. S.  Linsley, S. A. Wells, Geo. T. Crane,  Committee ; A. P. Curry, Chairman;  Sidney Norman, Secretarv. THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Year.  THE   XEW   CARIBOO.  Changes    that   Have   Come. Over   the  Country Since the Early Sixties.  , From 1858 to 18G3  British  Columbia  was the  centre of the world's attention, as a gold Held.   In  the first named year the Fraser Biver excitement  broke out, and the restless adventurers that had  drifted to the Pacific states and territories rushed  recklessly to the new El Dorado, which had then  ��� been developed on the bars and benches of the  lower  Fraser, between  Forts  Hope and  Yale  Pushing- their way up the narrow defile known  as Big Canyon, by which means the great river  gains a passage through the lofty Cascades to the  sea, the more venturous of this  army of sold  seekers entered the interior of the province in open  defiance of the opposition   of the native tribes  which flocked to the river to challenge their right  to pass.   Boston bar, Lytton. Lillooet,' the lower  Thnmpsom river, Big creek, Soda creek and the  mouth of the Quesnelle-vrere in turn reached and  explored.   At this  mouth of the Quesnelle the  golden trail which had been followed up the  Fraser left the main stream, and the greater port  of the vanguard of gold hunters turned their faces  towards the mountains,  which the increasing  'coarseness of the gold found indicated to.the quickwitted miners as the source of supply of the precious metali of which thy were in search.*  The  main body of the pioneer gold seekers of ��� the die-  tnct that subsequently became famous under the  name of Caribpo thus left the main Valley' of the  braser at Quesnelle mouth and entered the spur  oi the Rockies known as the- Blue Mountainsbv  way ot the Quesnelle river.  "Another lot of pros  pectors who had pushed higher up the Fraser  valley, finding the river bars impoverishing in  gold, It ft it at the. mouth of- the Cottonwood and  entered the Blue range through the tributaries oi  that stream���Willow creek and Lightning creek.. ���  As the common saying prevailed in the. Roma-i  era t.iat all roads lead ,to Koine, so the various  valleys which the pioneers of Cariboo adopted to  i nter the Blue Mountains all led to. one* common  point, or rather peak-  growth and tho dense mo.��s nuderlying it and  covering the entire lace of the country, excepting  in such places as the miner has removed the  the placer deposits in his search for gold. Such  veins are supposed to be ribboning the famous  peak and to have yielded, through the elemental,  erosion of ages, the metal which enriched the  gravel deposits.  The new era of mining development in Cariboo  is manifesting itself on all sides around the base of  Old Baldy. It was started five years ago under  the direction of Sir William Van-Horne,president  of the Canadian Pacific railway, with the view oi  developing mining properties.that would.serve as  valuable feeders to the.railroad,.besides paying a  fair dividend on whatever .capital .iriight be invested, opening up new territory for capital and  industry and thereby lurnisbing freight and passenger traffic for the road. The services of J. B.  Hobson,1 a mining engineer oi long experience in  this state,- having been associated with deep gravel mining in the'vicinity of Gold Run and Dutch  Flat, were enlisted..and as a result extensive purchases and locations have been made, more particularly on ihe forks of the Quesnelle river and  its tributari s  , The later development made in Cariboo indicates strongly the presence there of the same kind  of auriferous dead rivers as maik the flanks ot the  Sierra in this state and extend into southern Ore-  gen, and to .which have been applied the, name of  Blue lead. The properties which Hobsoh secured  on the Horse Fly and the south fork of- Quesnelle.  so far as the operations already conducted show.  Under Hobson's management something like-jtiiK),-  000 has been spent in tne development and equipment of the Horse Fly hydraulic mine and the  Cariboo hydraulic mine, the former being situated,  on Horse'Fly creek;-four miles north ot the discovery of James M x>re and his associates in 185;),  and the latter four miles east oi the town of Quesnelle Forks. The operations in both claims nave  been on a gigantic scale, establishing, beyond  doubt the theory that possessed everyone* ot the  early prospectors in Cariboo that only with the use  of unlimited capital was it possible to ��� to develop  the wealth of the district.  Two��thousand miners' inches of water was  brought from Mussel-creek to the Horst. Fly hydraulic mine throug 12 miles of ditch six ieet wide  at the bottom, ll feet at the" top and 2�� ieet deep,  and 2i miles of 30-inch steel pipe; The pipe line  is.laid.on the plan of.au inverted syphon and  carries this large body of water over three deep  depressions.,   ��� *  ,���    + ���     ���*   ,. ^.    l "a cone-like; bald-topped  ai?d!Sl?p-S*^����� Bi?e veiry heart#���the' ����ifi.e I ��� 'The giant.has been introduced into these latter  ShJfwffiFJSVS81'Vnd s/*^ei\ "Hwan* ieet   day hydraulic operations in the Cariboo district,  'Sow^fciSf^Q irX61'* T���111 ihl,3 baid m���ntain, and volumes of water quite as large as.any.usecf  ��� be?te^ ��!?*. ^old-   in California in the best days of hydraulic jiiuln,  bearing stream m Cariboo ,takes. its. rise, and a  dozen or more of them whose names have, been  familiarly associated with .the province for thirtv-  n ve years radiate as from the hub of a wheel.  ioTi14ri?h*?isc^X���^e.8-of *?oId made in 18(31 and  MW, m Antler, Keithley; William and Lightning  creeks electrified the.world,' and tho greatrush ot  186;} and l86.i.iollowed, in whichtens of.thousands  ���how many nobody knows-of adventurous  spirits participated.. The gold,. found was corse,  and m William creek and some.of the* tributaries  it was easy of access and deposited in enormous  quantities. The source of the yellow stream of  precious metal which extended nearly. 500 miles to  the lower reaches of the Fraser River had thus  been found and fabulous fortunes were- made in  he brief period of a few weeks b>-some, of the  more fortunate claim holders.  ��&?* *Ve golden days of Cariboo were shortlived:  YV ith the exception of a few. shallow places on  ���?<?-! th? streams'- named,*it be/ame apparent  \eiysoon to every miner that the bulk of the  precious metal contained in the placer deposits  radiating from Bald Mountain would -have to be  won by hard labor, at considerable expense, and  be attended with general risk.. Deep gravel milling there was accompanied with many drawbacks that deep gravel mining in Caiiiornia has  not and cannot experience. The summers-in  ^i^f��?tare^\ort' They begin toward the latter  end of May ; they close at the beginning, of Octo-  - ber.   The rest of the year the snow flies-and the  ice king reigns.   When the Chinook wind comes  ,up the valley from the south in the latter part of  April it sweeps over a blanket of snow from eight  t j twelve feet thick lying over the face of the coun-  ny and which the dense forest .timber shields  everywhere up to the limit of timber growth on  the Hanks of the higher peaks in the rSnge. Th"  melting of such a mass of snow naturally covers  .sevbial weeks and   saturates   the ground with  SK?trth-?is 5he (]eei>. gravel miner oi  caiiuooui the sixties iound in most cases to* be  .^n^^f1^^1'^0,0^- In the early sixties it  ��mJ.M��2 a.l*>����d for transportation of miners'  K,i^> Pulsions and. machinery from the sea-  hoaid to the mining camps easiest of access. Cap-  i-al was scarce anu the natural -   ~l  country were inadequate.  <<.,HS..'LgM?, niinin�� country for the poor man,  v S'v ^lore�� S00J1 l,e��an fc<> decline.   In 1863  ���while William creek was still in it* prime as a  ?n!liKil!?er~the^"s, began. Tens oi thous-  ), rJ ?>saH��01I"ed and disgruntled miners left  it. By the close of the sixties the entire minino-  W.,SL0f Cai^^' la{1���� off to SSfe  ?ifhnt 1S*he,a,mual ^lcId -was only" a tithe of what  it had been in previous years.  been regarded as a  consequently  mi, . ���. r ��� 7~ ~.   i>eteredTOUt" mining, camu  cl dm   *ir!!m 3 ^bewi digging.away*in��the ofd  u.iirns  lrom which immense  dust were taken in early days.  past three or four  that is Since the new developments made i  enay district-Cariboo has shared in c  witn uuuorma, the attention of capital'  ���WSidv"1^ dyvei^ment ��� i^gndTround  Old Baldy," the scene >ot the gold, supply of the  Fraser valley has been gradually flowing^01  mMiVH^hwi1' is ,beins" diverted to the development of the deep placers m the district and the  washing out of the gold which has been released  ���m times past;trom its native matrix in the rocks  and is lodged in the beds of the living and dead  1 erhaps some day capital will branch  gineer-   )       ^_^ J3a,l(Iy"  search ot  tiie veins'of precious metal    *  coiicc-u.-d irom  tin*  iinner.*' g.-ize  l.v  rivers-  out and attempt one of the most idgan tic engi  ing teats ot the ages���the piercing of "Old Ba  ���ill Search   Ot    flit'   VP.il IS  nl"   nt\*i.ir\i-ia   inuf,.l  days of Hydraulic mining  here are being handled ��� during theopen season,  There is no anti-debris law in that province to  interfere with mining operations nor are there any  farming lands in danger of being -flooded by* ihe  overflows ol the rivers. The Fraser river all. its  tributaries flow in deep beds between high banks  of <benches where the . level or prairie,country is  traversed, and ht narrow rocky gorges where the  mountain tranges are-pierced. - The navigable  waters of.the,,Fraser ai\i, too remote - from. the  scene of mining operations to be affectedly them,  and the fierce floods of spring, and- summer scour  tne river channels and keep uiem at their normal  depth. Hydraulic mining is, therefore, possible  of the highest and- most perfect.development in  the Cariboo district, with, nothing to> hinder or  interrupt it except the long and severe winters,  "during which the.snowfall .is measured by.feet  and the thermomoter drops below freezing point  of mercury, and at times touches a record quite as  lowas any Arctic explorer has experienced m the  far North.  Almost all of the pay dirt in the placer deposits  of Cariboo resembles the material, eon tamed m the  Blue leads ot California.  - It is a sticky, compact  conglomeration  of  highly  washed gravel;sand  and clay, with which every placer miner-is familiar, land from which, when found, he always  ho'pes.that rich reward for which he is in search.  In the .Horse. Fly hydraulic mine the dirt hitherto  worked has been a.r^e washing gravel, but during last season it-changed-to a hard-, compacted,  cemented gravel, .that must be  crushed.before  washing to win lrom it all the gold it contains.  Since this change presented itself-in the* face oi  the pit only a small portion of the gold contained  in the gravel piped off has been.recovered,'ehunks  of the cemented, grayehbeing found at the .foot ol  the sluices.   A ten-stamp mill with a capacity to  crush from 100 to 120 tons per 24 hours will-, be "installed on the premises.   Mr. Hobson estimates it  will cost from M.50 to .1,1.75 per ton to mine and  mill the cement, which-working tests show to contain irom ��i.82 to *5.56 per cubic yard, of gold.  The mil will be operated during the summer with  waterpower and during the With steam, as drifting  can be carried on winter and summer alike.  The vastness of the deep gravel deposits of the  Cariboo district is shown in the pit of the Cariboo  hydraulic mine. The company controls about  three miles of the ancient river channel, which is  a thousand feet wide, between .the rims, and the  bank of auriferous gravel rises from 35o to 400 Ieet  above the head of the sluices, while it is estimated  that from 80 to 100 feet more- of pay dirt lies between the present workings aud bedrock. The  latter cannot be touched until the upper stratum  has been worked oft';. This is the mine that yielded during the last seaonn ^128,000 worth of gold at  a total coscof.;85,000. An early setting in of winter  is said to have deprived them of the means of taking out from $50,000 to .'?GO,000 additional. There  were four giants m operation last summer. Two  more giants will be put in operation this  year.  , How puny the efforts of thehy draulic miners of  Cariboo of the sixties were, when they workad  with canvas hose and one-inch nozzle pipes compared with the operations now 'going on in the  district, is shown by the fact that the canal and  reservoir capacity of this mining company  amounts to. 10,000 miners' inches of water deliver-  years, however��� e4 from the .-big nozzles of the largest giants manufactured, and there is nothing, superior to its  system of pipes, canals and reservoirs on the  Coast.  \ Everything has drifted into large companies in  the way of mining, in that district now. The  Miocene Gravel Mining Company, of which R.H.  Campbell is manager, and whose claims cover  four miles of the Horse Fiyto the mouth of Beav  er lake creek, has a paid up capital of *500,000,and  Campbell has just left San Francisco to begin  operations for opeuing up the property systematically.  The Harper claim on the same creek is owned  by a ban Francisco syndicate, and is to be worked  by a hydraulic elevator. A bout ��o0,000 lias already  been spent there in the c >nsiruction ot* a ditch  and pi j io lin*\  Seven miles southeast of the town of Quesnelle  Forks is carried on one of the most gigantic  placer mining operations ever attempted on the  coast. It is at a point where the great Quesnelle  lake empties its overflow waters into tiie south  fork oi the Quesnelle. There, the Golden River  Quesnelle Company (limited) of London,' w em-  ploying now about 400 white men and 100 Chinese  in excavating ior an immense waste weir that is  intended t) divert the waters irom their natural  outlet. -When this waste weir, and the necessary  gates are completed, the construction of the dam  to hold back the waters of the great Quesnelle  lake which is one hundred miles long and from  one to five miles wide, will be commenced. The  overflow which it is intended to divert, cover a  space 300 feet wide and * are now at the lowe3t  stage of the river���flowing eight to ten feet deep.  As the water in the lake rises six to eight feet each  season, it can easily be seen-what a'gigantic piece  of Avork the company has undetaken.  , It is estimated that the dam will cost !J2J8,000,  and probably .���.350,000 or more will be expended  before the company completes the work and gets'  ready to clean up gold irom the bottom ol the  South Fork river, eight miles of which it controls. It is expected that all of this will be worked out before the lake overflows the dam erected  to*hold it back. ' t  But, the attack on the auriferous, deposits of  Horsefly and Quesnelle Forks represents1 only one  side of the base of "Old Baldy," the*supposed  source of Cariboo's golden wealth. On all the  creeks-taking their rise in it���Keithley, Snowshoe,  illow, "William, Grous-i,-  _ and other water courses  I equally familiar to old timers���new efforts* on a,  correspondingly large scale to-those named are  being instituted.    The   Cariboo  Goldfields and  Exploration   Company   organized in   London,  with a capital of ��i,0Jj.000, have purchased nearly  all the old claims on the famous . William creett  at Barkervillc, in the Cariboo district,.andhave  expended' several   hundred-thousand dollars*in  bringing up a b^drocK drain' tunnel to relieve the  deep gravel claims of -the.1 water that caused the.  former owners to quit work.   The old channel on  Antler creek, for which unremittini' search has  b sen made for-over thirty fiVe years is eh imed to  have b-ien discovered at- .a-.-remote point from the  present stream,  and   extensive  operations,' for  working the d�� a I rivei c lannel are being made.  A Canadian, company with a capital of .;2,oOi),uo.j  has taken up twenty miles or more of Lightning  cyeek ir Jin lis juncdon with Cottonwood, intend ,  ing to hydraulic it. .  - Seattle and New York company .has been or  ganized by- Colonel Fish back, in which the Goulds  are s lid to be represented1, with a capital of v5;.i001-  uuo, to work twenty miles of the bed of the Quesnelle river. A French syndicate and* a Montreal  syndicate, the lat er w th a capital of \SJ,5 K'.oO*).  $500,. 00 of which is to go at puce into reservoir  aud ditch -construction, are also operating. :'at  .Qu "snelle river. These are only a few of the big  companies with large capital .winch have recently  entered this old-time ��� and- supposed "'petered out?',  .mining district., Even the beds ot the Fraser and  the Quesnelle, which cannot be reached by pick,  shovel oivhydraulic monitor, are being attacked  by dredgers in hopes of .winning the golden contents of their sands. The Cariboo miner oi thirty  years ago looits on and marvels.- . . * i  The  Nakusp  Sawmill  Having placed some new machinery  in our Mill, we are prepared to fur.  nish all kinds of rough and dressed  Lumber  and Shingles  at Reduced Prices  PRICE LIST:  Rough Lumber, narrow,'.  "        Avide;  Joist and Scantling, sized up to  .    18 feet long,  8'to 24'  24 'to 30 ' '       .  Flooring, T&G, 6 "  Vjcint Ceiling, A*  5'Rustic,  Shiplap, ���  Surfaced Dressed i    .  $11  ��10 oO  00 to 12 ..  * 11 .. .  12 ..  13 ..  20 ..  22 ..  22 ..  19 ..  14'..'  13 ..  A liberal - discount on large orders for Cash,  PETER GENEtLE & Co  t. d. woodcock;  SLOGAN CITY.  Dealer in���  Hardware,- Tinware,  Building Paper,  Stoves,   Dj'namite,  Nails, . Glass, - Putty,.   Wood   Fibre  Pails and Tubs:  Mew   ^     Denver"  Best Fiirnislied-'Rooiiisif^liithe Dining;-  in the Slocan Capital, ifro' ���    O'Room-every  ^���..    attention is paid to guests,      ^a,  and  on the tables are placed' the best viands obtainable.  JAS. DELANEY;       -        -        MANAGER  resources of the  al  th  THIS' TOWNSITE,. k situated a mile  nd a half from the well-known G ALENA FARM  MINES, and having* an unchallenged monopoly  of the trade of  CAl  is now on the Market;  For lots  apply to  in Koot-  common  capitalists, and  NEW   DENVER, B. 6.  the  now  Icn-st  Turner, Beeton & Co.  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers and Importers.  VICTORIA,  B.C.  LONDON,  ENG.  Kootenay Branch���NELSON, B. C.  A larsre stock of all sized bao;s always on hand in Nelson Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  3  Ocle to Ethiopia.  0 Mother Race ! to thee I bring  This pledge of faifh unwaverin  ,  This tribute to thv glory.  1 know the pangs which thou didst feel,  When slavery crushed thee with its heel.  With thy dear blood all gory.  Sad days were those���ah, sad indeed!  But through the land the frutiul seed ,  " Of better times were growing.  The plant of freedom upward sprung  And spread its leaves so fresh aud young-  Its blossoms are now blowing.  -On every hana in this fair land,  Proud Ethiope's swarthy children stand  Beside their fairer neighbor;  The forests flee before their stroke,  Their hammers ring, their forges smoke,  They stir.in honest labor.  They tread the fields where honor calls,  Their voices sound through senate halls  In majesty and power.  To right they cling, the hyms they sing  Up to the skies in beauty ring  And bolder grow each hour.  Be proud my race in mind and soul;  Thy name is writ on Glory's scroll  In characters of fire.  High 'mid the clouds of Fame's bright sky  Thy banner's blazoned folds now fly,  And truth "shall lift them higher.  Thou hast the right to noble pride.  Whose spotless robes were purified  By blood's severe baptism,'  Upon thy brow the cross was laid, <  And labor's painiul sweat-beads niade,  A consecrating chrism.  No other race, of while or black v  When bound as thou wert to the rack,  So seldom stopped to grieving;  No other race', when free again  Forgot'the nast and proved them men  Ho noble'and forgiving.  Go lip and up! Our souls and eyes  Shall follow thy continuous rise;  Our ears shall list thy story  From bards who lrom thy root shall spring,  And proudlv tune their lyres to sing  Of Ethiopia's glory.  TAD   LINCOLN'S KIDfe.  An Engineer's Story of tbe Way lie  Carried the President's- Son Across  the Country in His Locomotive Cab.  By John Henry Martin. ,  1 had enlisted in 1861 at Rochester, N. ��., and  was firing on a New York Central engine when I  quit to be a soldier for Uncle Sam. My enlistmer-j*  papers showing what my occupation had been, i  was soon detailed to run an engine on a little  road reaching from Washington down into Virginia, that was being operated by the government  as far down as the boys in blue commanded the  situation. "At this time I made a round .trip each  day, leaving Washington at 10 a. m. and arriving  in Washington on my return at 4 p. m.  "One morning while I sat m the cab of my  engine reading a newspaper to pass the hour or  more that would bring us to our starting time, I  became concious, without paying any particular  attention to them, that a gentleman and.youth  were examining my engine, walking slowly  around it. At.length my attention was attracted  by a question the* Iboy put to the man: "Papa  can't we get up on it ? Ask the gentleman,  please."'  Before he could comply with the boy's request  I laid aside my paper and invited the two to step  up.   When they did so I noticed that the gentle-  'man was quite tall.   He had to remove his high  silk hat and then stand in a slightly stooping  position while in the cab.   I noticed from.his  answers to the questions with which the boy plied  him and his explanations of different parts pf the  machine that he knew something of the principle  upon which locomotives are built.  "Oh, papa; I do wish I could take a ride on it."  "Not now my son.   Maybe some day we may  have a chance, then I shall be glad to let you ride  on one of these great machines in which you take  such an interest."  I said: "If you aud your son will take a seat  over there on the fireman's box I will be glad to  give the young man a little ride. I want to 'pump  her up' anyway." He thanked me as he and the  boy seated themselves. ' I set the lever, opened the  throttle slightly, and we moved slowly down the  yard and out the Washington end of the "Long  'Bridge" across the Potomac. The gentleman explained to the boy all of my acts in controlling  the machine in a manner that showed he knew  the locomotive very well.  "Oh, papa, I do wish I could take a long ride on  this engine, out in the country, where it goes'fast.  It must be grand to be cairied away by such a big  sstrong horse.  As the engine slowly backed once more into  the sheds the gentleman thanked me ,and as I  caught the wistful look in the boy's face I was  prompted to say:  "My run is only three hours out and three back,  sir. I leave here"'at 10 a. m. and return at 4.30 p.  m. If you are willing to trust the boy to me, I  will take him for the trip here in irontofmeon  "my seat. The road is safe. We do not go into  the enemy's country. I think I can safely promise to deliver the young man to you atthib spot at  4:30 this afternoon.  "'Papa,: papa, do let me go it Avill be so nice, and  I know this gentleman will see that no harm  comes to me. "Do let me go, papa, and don't tell  mamma until I get back. I want to surprise her.  by telling her all about..the trip."  The gentleman could not withstand his son's  pleading.   He let him go.  Words fail to tell of the delight of that boy, f,s  jy<: sped over the hills .u'.fl   valleys oi .Virginia...  From the questions he asked me I soon discovered  he was a western boy from the prairie huid.  As the engine puffed and groaned up a long  grade on the return trip, suddenly the boy, who  sat between my knees, looked up into my face,  and said:  "I have the very best papa that ever lived. Do  you know my papa V" , '  "No, my boy,; I do not"; but there was something so familiar to me in his appearance that  ever since vou came into this cab I have been  ���trying to think where I have seen your father  before.   W nat is his name, anyway ?"  "Why, he is Abraham Lincoln," replied my  fellow traveler.  For a moment I reeled on my seat in surprise,  but soon it flashed on me that the tall man who  had placed the child in my charge, could be none  other than "Old Abe," whom I had only seen as  pictured in the newspa]>ers.  You may be sure I made a doubly careful run  into Washington when I found thatTad Lincoln,  son of the president, was the little guest I had in  mycah.        '*.  Another man, I suppose a White House servant,  met the train oh its arrival and took the boy  away.  The next and last time I saw Abraham Lincoln  after he entrusted me with his boy ��� for a six  hour's ride in Virginia, was. when he lay in state  in Washington, before the sad funeral cortege  started to the prairies of Illinois to lay the martyred president to rest at Springfield.  Tbe    Little  Arm   Chair.  Nobody sits in the little arm chair;   '  It stands in a corner dim ;  But a white-haired mother, gazing there,  And yearningly thinking of him,  Sees through the dust of long ago.  The bloom of the boy's sweet face,   ,  As he rocks so meriiiy to and fro,  With a laugh that cheers the place.  Sometimes he holds a book in his hand,  Sometimes a pencil and slate ;    ��� "��� ��   '  And the lesson is hard to understand,  The figures to calculate :  But she sees the nod of h r father's head,   , -  So proud oi his little son,  And she hears the word so oiten said,  "No fear of our little one."  Thev were wonderful days, the dear, sweet days';  ���    'When a child Avith sunny hair k  Was here to scold, to kiss and to praise,  At her knee in the little chair. ir  She lost him back in the busy years,  ' When the great world caught the man,   .  And he strode away past hopes and fears ,  To his place in the battle's van. t   , - .,  But now and then in a wistful dream,  . Like a picture out of date, i(  ,  She sees ahead with a golden gleam   ,      _   '    '-  Bent over a pencil and slate ;  And she lives again the happy day,'  ' The day of her young life's spring,  When the small arm chair stood just in  the way,  The centre of everything.  ���New York Times.    *  J��"Vs7"e��ler  KASLO CITY.  B.C  The only Practical Watchmaker in the Kootenay District. Orders by mail receive prompt  attention.  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  F. LoCASTO,  Also dealer in Imported and Domestic  Cigars, Tobaccoes, Cigarettes, Confectionery, etc.  Newmarket BW>k, New Denver  -:THE  cGuigan House.  McGUIGAN, B.C.  Best house in ��he City.  Good accomodation for the  oscillating public.  BONGARB ..*&PEICKART.  feed j.sauiR:  Nelson, B. C.  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trouserings always on hand.  I The  Windsor  Restaurant  IN NEW DENVER,  Is one of the Bust nnd Aged Cafes  iii the  Silvery Slocan.  It was in operation when  Was turned against the country, and, now that the  gloom of the Argonaut days has disappeared, it looms  up brighter than ever as.  .. . . A place where any  .... appetite can be satiated.  .   . o  COME EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH.  Jacobson & Co  .We are " still on the old stand " selling  Prospectors' & Miners' Supplies,  Groceries, Hardware, Clothing-,  Boots & Shoes.  New Denver, B C  D.tameron  Formerly of Winnipeg.  Furnish Clothing*  ���: in .the:���  -   Latest Style  ���: of the :���  Tailor's flirt."  !52E^TH��  C. S, RASHDALL,  A Notary Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  1INES& REAL ESTATE,  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MINING INTERESTS BOUGHT,  SOLD  AND BONDED.       CORRESPONDENCE  -^-INVITED���    .  ��� Complete lists of claims for sale.    Abstracts of claims, conveyancing. THE   LEDGE,  Fourth  Year.  Published every Thursday.  R.     T.    LOWERY,    EDITOR    AN��  FINANCIER.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  OXE YEAR '. $2.00  Transient Advertising, 25 cents per line first in  sertion, <10 cents per line subsequent insertions  nonpareil measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  always acceptable. Write on both sides of the  paper if you wish. Always send something good  no matter how crude. Get your copy in while it  is hot, and we will do the rest  TSUKSDAY, MARCH 4, 1897.  DECEPTIVE    ADVERTISING.  ��� Upon more \han one occasion we have  made mention of the fact that some  mining* companies with claims in*an  adjoining division were advertising'  them as being" in the Slocan. Two  weeks ago we stated that the Ibex  company was boldly advertising  their properties as being in the Slocan  Mining Division. In reply to this we  received a letter from the treasurer  of that company as follows :  Kaslo, B. C, Fcb'y 24th. 1897.  Editor Ledge :  New Denver, B. C.  Sir: In your issue Feb'y 18, in an  article headed "Deceptive Advertising" you make  errors, and this was one of them. He  might just as well have said that the  Silver King on Toad Mountain, was  in the Slocan. The. Nelson Mining  Division, as well as the Ainsworth  and many others touch the Slocan on  different sides.  The London Hill, Iron Hand, Gibson, Black Fox and many other properties may be called Slocan  properties by the general public, but  they have no more right to the name  than those of Trail creek.  As Mr, Steele thinks that we have  been harsh upon his company; we  would like to ask him a few questions,  ic being understood that we do riot  say a word against the property he is  interested in or the "well-known integrity of character of its officers and  directors."  If the Ibex .stock has not been sold  on the reputation of tbe Slocan, why  do thev advertise it as being in  the  it is  a most unfair attack on the Ibex Mining and De  velopment Co., of Slocan, its President, 'and by  ��� inference, everyone connected with its management, attributing to them base and dishonest  motives in their use of the name Slocan.  Now, Sir, if we are mistaken in claiming the  Ibex as a Slocan mine, we have fairly good  authority for it, for we find that Mr. W. A. Car-  lvle in his report on the Slocan, pages 47 49, classes  some of the Ainsworth mines in the Slocan division. Further, we iind that the Ledge itself  frequently alludes to certain well-known mines,  ' situated in the Ainsworth division, as Slocan  properties. Are we to attribute this to some base  and d'shonorable motive on the part of Mr. Cur-  lyle and yourself ? Or is it, as in the case of the  Ibex, a mistake, or a matter of easily fixing the  location of the properties  Let me ask you sir, if the following mines, the  Wellington, Whitewater, Jackson, Iron Hand,  London Hill, Black Fox, Consolation, Gibson,  and Northern Belle are not usually classed as  ��� Slocan proporties, by the general public, by My.  Carlyle, and by the Ledge? Are they not  really situated this side of the div de in the Ainsworth Division and recorded at the Alining Recorders office at Kaslo, B. C.  Will you kindly point out for the good of the  public/Mr." Carlyle, and the Ibex M. & D. Co.. of  Slocan, the difference between the Slocan Division and that portion of the Ainsworth Division  lying parallel to it? Do they not produce the  same class of ore?  Is it not true that this portion of the silver belt  is shown on maps as the Slocan camp ? Is it not  spoken of generally as the Slocan sometimes as  the Kaslo Slocan but never as Ainsworth.  Is not the only difference between the Slocan  Division and this part of the Ainsworth Division  au imaginary line following the height of land,  and are they not one and the same for all practical purposes,  I do not knoAv why you should single out the  Ibex M. & D. Co., of Slocan, and its President  for such abuse. It is quite true that the Company  was capitalised for a comparatively small amount,  and its shares offered and sold at par. This iact  should merit your praise rather than your censure if vou really have the good of the Slocan at  lu'iirl.."  The Ibex of Slocan is not a group of prospects  as vou scate but a mine in course oi development-  very vigorous development to as you would lihd  were you to visit, the property. It lias shipped  ore and has ore ready for shipment and this  summer we expect to find it listed among the big  shippers of the Slocan, or Kaslo-Slocan or Ainsworth as you may wish..  The stock of the Ibex has not been sold on  the reputation oi the Slocan, but on the engineer's  reports of the present, and probable value of the  '.property, and the well-known integrity of ch'arac-  t r of its officers and directors and| those who have  the management of its affairs..  ",' Honestv is the best Policy" you state. If you  believe so Vou will give this letter the same publicity you'did your article on ''Deceptive Advertising,"  Faithfullv vours  ."���".'���      ;F. STEELE,  Treasurer Ibex ot Slocan.  In reply to the above letter we  would say to Mr. Steele, who probably knows more about photographs  than  galena,   that   this   paper  has  Slocan  Mining Division,   when  not?  Who is the engineer upon whose  reports the stock has been sold?  Has the engineer any interest  in the property, and, if so, how  much ? ,  Why do* they say "Mines at Whitewater" in large type in their prospectus, and in smaller type 4& miles  from Whitewater? Is it not for. the  purpose of getting benefit from the  fame of the Whitewater mine?  How much of their own. money  have the officers and directors piut in  these properties ?  How many of the officers and directors know anything about mining?  Does Mr. Steele know the meaning  of the word mine ?  Has the .Ibex group been paid for,  and a title secured ?  Do the snowslides interfere with  the working of the Ibex, and how  much timber is there on the property. ?  The Ibex is capitalised for $300,-  000 and the shares are selling at par.  We would like to ask Mr. Steele' how  much his company 'paid for the properties in the first place ?  We would like him to tell us if he  does not consider it a wonderful exhibition of nerve to^ place a value of  $300,000 on the properties of his company, at the . present stage of their  existence ?  Why do thev call it the great Ibex  of Slocan in their Toronto ads.? Has  it any right to being called a great  mine?  It it is a developed and shipping  mine, why does the company spend  hundreds of dollars in advertising  their stock for sale? If it is such a  good thing why not keep it to themselves?  We trust that some good will come  out of this discussion, and we intend  to keep on the same line until the  stock-buy ing people of Canada become sufficiently educated in mining  schemes to take care of themselves.  At prese.it thev are like a lot of suck-  power of gold is indeed great when  God's brokers will quit fishing for  souls ' to bait their hooks for the stock  sucker. The fact just mentioned  proves how mercenary and insincere  some of the western sky pilots are.  Stock companies continue to spring  into life as fast as buzzards fly to a  dead buffalo: Some of them are good  but many of them are made up of  weak men without money or brains.  In many of the tinhorn companies we  notice the names of men who, have  tailed at everything else. How this  class of jackals expeet to pack million  dollar companies into the land of dividends is beyond the comprehension  of ordinary mortals.  Canada is*��� aflame with agitation  over the unkind treatment of her citizens, by the Government of the  United States. The agitation must  not cease until equal rights upon  every question prevail between the  two countries If the Canadians do  not procure this they-will allow themselves to,go on record a& a nation of  fools arid cowards.     ...  bility,free miner's certificate No 07899. intend,  sixtv days from date hereof, to apply to the Min  ing .Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further, take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th day of January, 1897.  MINNEAT OLIS 31INEHAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of the  District  of  West  Kootenay.     Located  on  Payne Mountain adjoining the R. E. Leeand-  Wanacott.  ''PAKE NOTICE that I, John Carne Blanfly, of  1 Kaslo. B. C, acting as agent for P.. M. Hayes  and S. Wecse, Free Miner's certificates Nos.  65801 aud 66297, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining' Recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown' Grant of the above claim.  And further, take notice thai, action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of imorovements.  , Dated this 14th dav of January, 1897.  JOHN CARNE BLANDY, Agent.  BONDHOLDER MfNEKAL CLAIM.  The Slocan does not need a boom.  It is a solid district, and requires no  inflation. Yet the boomster is crowding in from many directions and  making efforts to secure wildcats for  the purpose of bleeding the public.  We do not want these kind of fellows  in* the Slocan as their trail is always  covered With the blighted hopes of a  gullible people.'  People without means will do well  to keep away from the Slocan until  the grass grows green... At present  millionaires find it .difficult to procure  beds, which leaves the man from the  east and his nickel very little opportunity to practice the art of sleeping  in any of the lively camps of the  great Slocan.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  '   icootenay District.     Located on the divide  between Springer a^d Ten Mile creeks, and*  8 miles from Slocan Lake.  Take notice'that I, "Alfred DriscoII, as agent  for the Bondholder Mining Co.. limited liability, free miner's certificate No 67899. intend.  sixty clays from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate .of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the .above claim.  - And further, take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before theis3uance  of such certificate of imurovements.  Dated this 14th day of Januarv, 1897.  THE DEFENDER, COMET AND DAYBREAK MINERAL  '     '. t . CLAIMS.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. L'.eated between Sunshine arid-Twin'Lake Basins. '  IiAKE notice that I, Robert E. Palmer, P.L.S.,  acting as. agent for James Gillhooly, tree  miner's certificate No 65858; A. J. Miirptiv, free  miner's certificate No 6r;035, and Albert Behne,  free miner's certificate No 68012, intend to.apply,  sixtv days from, date hereof, to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements for .the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claims.  And further, take notice that action under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.-  1 Dated this 14rh dav o< Januarv, 1897."  "   R. E. PALMER, P.L.S  RIENZI   MINERAL   CLAIM.  The Iron Caps of Rossland, or how  the Wildcat Escaped, would be a fine  title for a novel "to place before the  wise people of the east.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  TWO   FRIENDS    MINERAL   CLAIMS.  Situated in the Slocan Mining Division of-West  Kootenay District. Located in Reed and Tenderfoot Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I. C. W. Callahan, free  ' - miner's certificate No. G5370. intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re  corder for a certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section  37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 21st day of January, 1897.       ja21-ma21  PURCELL   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   Located East of Arlington Basin.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  agent for Richard Marpole, free miners certificate No. 63804, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Alining. Recorder for a  certificate of improvements to be issued iu his  nand the names of Peter M. Schonberg, free  miner's certificate No. (51559, Andrew Provost, Jree  miner's certificate No. 05824, George T. Gormley,  free miners certificate No, 74530, and Cornelius  Murphy, free miner's certificate, No 74220, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  c'aim.   '   ���:'������'- - ���' '���  And further take notice that action under Section  c7 must be commenced before the issuance of such  Sertifieates of improvements.'  Dated this 4th day of February, 1897. fb4-ap  VANCOUVER NO. 2 MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the "Slocan Mining Division of Weft  Kootenay District. Located on the north sloi.e  of the south fork of Carpenter creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I, J, H. Gray, acting as  agent for the "Purcell" .Mining Corporation,  Limited, (Foreign),free miner's certificate No.88993t  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recordei for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant  of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements,  Dated this 28th day of December, 1896.  12-28  RABBIT PAW MINERAL CLAIM.  TAKE  I    age  never spoken of an Ainsworth proper- Urs jumping over each other to catch  ty  as being in the Slocan Mining tbe bnit with fche -most ei]b on it  Division. Mr. Carlyle, in his report  on the Slocan describes several Ainsworth properties. His report was a  good- one,   but   it contained several  Slocan Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   Located 3\ miles east of Silverton.  V.KE NOTICE that I, Herbert T. Twigg as  gent for Edward Mahon, lree miner's  certificate*No. 54931, and Henry L. Mahon, free  miners certificate No. 54310, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof,'to. apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown .'grant of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of'such certificates of improvements..  Dated this 21st day of January, 1897.     ja24-ma24  PINELOG  MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Located one mile south of  Sandon, and south of the Silver Smith.  'TAKE"NOTICE that the Star Mining & Milling  1 Company; Ltd. Lia., free miner's certificate  No. 74509, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  ��� And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 18th day of February, 1897.  fcblSaplS  THE MOCKING BIRD   MINERAL CLAIM.  the bait with the most gilt on it.  . ===========" , situate in the Slocan Mining Division of West  Fonr nar^nns hflvp rpppnflv rlA<?Prf  l-       Kootenay District.    .Located on the divide  luui pciibOllb Lidvu recently   desert-g       between Springer and Ten Mile creeks and  ed their pulpits in Kootenay to make <     8 miles from siocan Lake.  r...,        , '' u      c        ���   ���" mi     "Take notice that'I,-Alfred Driscoll, as agent  filthy   [acre   out   ot   mining.     The   I   for the r mdhoid.-i- Mm ing c ... limited Hn-  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division, of West  Kootenay District. Located between Sunshine and Twin Lake Basins.  1**ake notice that I, Robert E. Palmer, acting  . as agent for E. W. Nettleton. free miner's  certificate No 603*44; Mel. Mclver Campbell, free  miner's certificate No 73704; James Gillhooley,  free miner's certificate No 65858; A. J. Murphv,.  free miner's certificate No 66035, and Albert  Behne, free miner's certificate No. 68012, intend,  sixty days from date hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further, take notice that action under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  Of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 14th dav of January. 1897.  R.'E. PALMER. Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  i)  RETALIATORY   LEGISLATION.  Canada Will Not   Submit  to the Alien  Law.   Without Protest.  The introduction of the following preamble am  resolution in the Provincial Parliament by Mr.  Helmcken last Wednesday, will meet the approval of all classes in British Columbia. It is honorable and just and all that is needed to express the  feelings of loyal Ca adians. They are not oppos.*  . ed to desirable immigration from the States;  Canada is large enough for all. Her people would  encourage anything tending, to build up and de"  velop her immense resources, but they waut '^'anil ly" and will have it. Th.. Preamble and resolution is equivalent to notice that retaliatory  legislation may be expected if the Corliss amend:  m.��nt becomes a law, and reads:  "Whereas, This house learns with much regret  that the gov. rnment ot the United States of Am-  e lea intends enacting an alien labor law contain-  nig a prnvision known as the "Corli3s 'amendment'luimicable to the- be3f interests of labor;  and  'Whereas, It is within the power of this leg-  Jslature to pass measures relating to the tenure of  land and the regulation- of labor, and more par-  t.cularly affecting the subjects of the United  States of America, wnich may disturb the harmonious relations at present existing between the  loyal subiects of her most gracious maiesty, Queen  Victdrio, and the citizens of the United States oi  America; and  Whereas, It is undesirable to pass any such  laws, although it will be necessary, so far as1 lies  within the power of this legislature to protect the  citizens of'this province in the event ot this labor  law becoming operative.   Be it, thciefore,  "Resolved. That a respectful address be presented t- his honor, the lieutenant governor, praying him to communicate with the government of  the Dominion ot Canada, urging upon that gjv-  ernmenL the desirability oi making such representations to the Prelident of the. United' State3 of  America* as will prevent ihe passage of said alien  labor law,'and thus rende.i protective measures by  this legislature unnecessary,"  WHAT   A   PEDLER   DISCOVERED.  The magnificent Larderl 'palace at Leghorn  has a singular work of art in one of its numerous  galleries. This is a hugh coronet made of borax  and mounted on a high gilt" pedestal, and the  * story attached is a very interesting one.  , It begins a^ long way back, and the principle  figure in it- is , a' very ordinary .looking peddler.  Wearied with his tramp, he took off his pack one  day under, the trees in the Maremena woods, and  spread out his humble dinner of bread and meat.  He was hungry enongh, but even more tired than  hungry, and while he was eating he went fast,  ��� asleep. .Down rolled the bread and meat on the  ground, which certainly did not improve it: but  the -weary peddler would not have exchanged  that delicious, restful sleep for the choicest viands  on the Grand Duke's table.    r ''  Finallv, however, he awoke and remembered  that he was hungry; He could, not affort to be  squeamish, and picking up his neglected food, he  began again to eat it. Perhaps he had been  dreaming of delicate turbot and macaroni, or  turkey stuffed with chestnuts, for his bread and  meat no longer tasted good, and he was unable to  swallow the mouthful he had taken. Some queer  change had passed over it while be was asleep, for  it was actually bitter, and the poor man wondei e 1  who could have played him So shabby a trick:  But presently light began to dawn upon him.  He was quite intelligent for a peddler, and his  favorite study was chemistry. So he roused himself up and tasted a little of the earth on which  his dinner had fallen It was just as he anticipated, bitter, and scraping up a small quantity of  it, he stowed it away in his pack. Then he tramped ,to Leghorn as fast as his feet would carry him,  without ever thinking of the journey lie had  already taken; and once in the city again, he  went straight to a crony of his who was quite a  learned chemist, and who had taught him all he  knew of that interesting science.  Like other chemists, this one was quite accus  tomed to putting unpleasant-tasting thiugs in his  mouth, and he seemed to enjoy a pfll of the peddler's earth as though it had been a choice bonbon. He knew at once that it would buy all the  bonbons in Leghorn and a few other things besides. Yes, his humble, iriend was right in his  suspicion. Soda and borax were therein great  force, and the peddler "ould hot do better than to  buy up all that his savings- would cover* of the  cheap land where his bread and butter had fallen.  Perhaps he had money tied up in ah old stocks  ing that was kept in a corner cupboard, or perhaps he had buried it in some secret spot from  prying eyes but wherever it was, he speedily dislodged it, and bought the waste land at a very  low price. He lost no time either in starting his  manufactories, and, thanks to his knowledge of  chemistry, he made a princely fortune. His descendants intermarried with the noblest families of  Italy; and as it was chiefly to borax that they  owed their corpnets. they honored this product of  the earth in one of their finest palaces.  The moral of this subiect is that a knowledge of  chemistry sometimes leads to great discoveries;  and if all students do not find soda and borax in  unsuspected  regions, they   cannot tail to find  mueh  that  Study.  is iutereeting  and  well  worth the  THE   ENGLISH   PROMOTER.  ���The following from the Mining and Scientific  Press of San Francisco, shows perhaps a little  undue animosity against the foreigner, whien  might with justice, sometimes be shown against  the company promoter nearer that journal's  home, but is given here for what it is "worth:  "Sonic time ago mention was made in these  columns of a case of over-capitalization pf a mine  in Montana on the Louden market. For the  stock ��150.000 was asked, and of this ��130,000 was  to go to the vendors, promoters, etc., and ��20.000  was for working capital on a mine without a mill  or machinery, and only ��'32,5J0in ore in .sight.  Lately some Englishman obtained an option on  the War Eagle mine, invthe Trail Creek distric  British Columbia.   The price was si ,000,00j or a  little less.   They failed to take the property, which  las since been sold tj a Canadian syndicate for  , .bout ,800,000.  "But the prospectus issued by the company'  formed in Londm���-The War Eagle Mining  Company���to take over the property called lor  ��500,000, or nearly ��2,500.000 ior the vendor's..  This may be called a case of 'over-capitalization  with a vengeance, or bare-laced robbery. The  War Eagle was well developed, and the owners  were not forced to sell nor desirous of selling  unless they got a lair price. It is safe to presume  that the mine was not worth more than they  asked. Yet these London promoters calmly added  150 per cent, to the price and made up a prospectus  to fit a mine worth two and a half millons.  "Had the London public been taken in, they  would never have thought of blaming their own  people, the promoters, but would have called  down maledictions on.the rascally Canadians.  "Most ot ihe trouble about the Australian mines  has been caused by the Meed of promoters in.  London, and yet Australians are "the ones to  suffer in the end from want of confidence on the  part of capital in their'properties. It is often  asked why English capital is not more anxious to  seek investment in California mines or properties  in other old mining districts. It is simply because  many of those who place mines oh the London  market prefer to go to districts about which there  is less iniormation obtainable in-order that tiie  claims ot their prospectors may not be too closely  questioned.  "Airicajhasbeen deserted by this class of promotes because the properties' aro too well  known."  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Established in 183G.  Incorporated my Royal Charter in 18-io  Paid-up Capital $4,866,666  Reserve Fund     1.338,333  NOTICE  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. THAT 60  \S days from date 1, William H. Wall, intend  to make application to the Chief Commissioner oi  Lands and. Works for permission to purchase  three hundred, and twenty acres of unreserved  Crown land', situated on Lemon Creek, at or  near the point where it is joined by its second  North Fork, in the Slocan Mining Divison, in  the county ol Kootenay, and described as follows :���Commencing at a south-west corner post  No. 1, thence running north 5280 feet to post No.  2, thence east 2640 feet to post No. 3, thence south  5280 feet to post No. 4, thence .west 2640 feet to  j place of commencement.  Dated at New Denver, B.C., Jan. 14th, 1897.  ja24-ma24   . W. H.   WALL.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that application will  -^ will be made to the Legislative Assembly of  the Province of British Columbia, at'its next  session, for an act incorporating a Company for  the ' purpose, of establishing, - water -works and  supplying water for mining/domestic, manufacturing, "fire, electric lighting, power and other  purposes to the inhabitants of the town of Brandon, and.to the pre-emption of W. H: Brandon at  the foot of Slocan Lake, and their vicinity, and  to lay pipes and erect flumes for the conveyance  and supply thereoi; the water to be obtained from  Springer and Climax Creeks, near the town of  Brandon aforesaid; and for all the other necessary rights, powers and privileges which are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the  above objects.  Dated at New Denver, B.C., this 12th day of  January, A. D. 1807. R. B. KERR,  ,  jal4 Solicitor for the Applicants.  Londox   Office��� 3  Clements tLane,  Lombard  St., E. C  COURT   OF   DIRECTORS.  J. H. Brodie E. A. Hoarc  John James Cater H. J. B. Kendall!  Gaspard Farrer J. J. Kingsford  Henry R. Farrer Frederic Lubbock  Richard H. Glyn Geo. D. Whatman  Secretary���A. G. Wallis.  1   Head Office in Canada���St. James-St.,  Montreal,  H. Siikeman, - -,      General Manager  J. Elmsly, Inspector.  BRANCHES   IN  CANADA.-  London Kingston Halifax N, S.  Brantford Ottawa Rossland. B.C.  Paris Montreal-        Sandon, B.C.  Hamilton Quebec Victoria, B.C.  Toronto St- John, N.B. Vancouver, B.C,  Fredericton,N.B. Win..ipeg,Man. Brandon, Man.  Kaslo, BC, Trail, BC  ,  AGENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. ETC.  New York���52 Wall Street���W. Larson & J. C.  Welsh.  Sau Francisco���124 Sansom St.���H. M. I. Mc-  MiehaelandJ. R. Ambrose.  London Bankers���The Bank of Englahd Messrs  Glyn & Co. , '  Foreign Agents���Liver pool���Bank of Liver  pool. Scotland���National Bank, of Scotland  Limited, and branches. Ireland���Provincial  Bankoi Ireland, Ltd., and branches, National  Bank. Ltd., and branches. Australia���Union  Bank' of Australia,* Ltd. New Zealand���Union  Bxnk of Australia, Ltd. India,,China and Japan  ���Mercantile Bank of India., Ltd. Agra Bank,  Ltd. West Indies���Colonial Bank. Paris-  Messrs. Marcuard, Krauss et Cie.   Lyons���Credit  Lyonnais.  GEORGE KYPD, Managei  Sandon, B C  First Bank Established in the Slocan  Bank of Britisli ColumDia.  Incorporated by Royal Charter 1862.  Capital (with power to increase) $2,020,000  Reserve : "       486,666  NOTICE.  T S. T. WALKER, hereby give notice that I  1 intend thirty days alter date making application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to lease the following described timbered lands:-��� ,  Commencing at a stake planted on the north  limit of Ten Mile (10) creek, about 3 miles east of  Slocan Lake, thence north 20 chains, thence east  40 chains, thence south' 10 chains, thence east 20  chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 10  .... -    10    "    '       '"  20  10  20  10 chains, thence east 10  chains, thence south 40 chains to tho s.e. corner,  thence following the north boundary of Ten Mile  creek north-westerly to point of commencement,  and containing 500 acres more or less.  chains, "thence  chains, thence  chains, thence  chains, <hence  chains, thence  south  south  south  south  south  chains, thence east 10  chains, thence east 10  chains, thence east 20  chaius, thence east 10  Head Office : 60 Lombard Street, London, Eng.  BRANCHES:  In British Columbia:���Victoria, Vancouver, New  Westminister ,Nanaimo,Kainloop.s,NELSON,  KASLO and SANDON, (Slocan Disincb).  In the United States:���San Francisco and Portland.    Agents and Correspondents:  CANADA:���Canadian Bank of Commorce,  Merchants' Bank of Canada, the Molsons Bank,  Imperial Bank of Canada and Bank of Nova  Scotia. UNITED STATES:���Canadian Bank  of Commerce (Agency), New. York; Bank of  Nova Scotia, Chicago, The London .and San  NranCisco Bank, Ltd., Tacoma. The Puget  Sound National Bank. Seattle. The Exchange  National Bank, Spokane. AUSTRALIA AND  NEW ZEALAND:���Bank of Australasia.  HONOLULU :   Bishop & Co,  KEJsri^^r in. ^YTTOisr,  SancLoiiL Branch.  s  i:  Dated February lfitlv, 1897.  feblO apl6  AMOS THOMPSON,'* W. D. MITCHELL,  Manager. Secretary.  r.B. Thompson, Notary Public.  TlofflDson,fflitclielI iTlioffliisoii  NEW DENVER, B.C.  Mines and Mining- Properties for  sale. Abstracts, Conveyancing, &c.  Correspondence solicited"!  Agents for Phoenix Insurance Co.  of London, Eng.  r��� ������:���-���'��� : '������ ; ���  T  ���"0. CRAWFORD,  MINING and  REAL   ESTATE BROKER,  Mines in the Trail Creek District  for sale on Stocking or Bondmo-  basis. Office: TRAIL, B. C.  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  ^ ��� ��� -  Red  Mountain  RAILWAYS  The only all rail route without change  fears between Nelson and Rossland  nd Spokane and Rossland.  Only Route to Trail Creek  and Mineral District of the  Colville Reservation, -Nel-  son, Kaslo,   Kootenay  Lake and   Slocan  Points.  Daily, Except Sunday.  Leave. ' " Arhive.  9:00 a.m.        NELSON       5:20 p.m.  10:30" ROSSLAND      3:25   "  7:00 a.m.      SPOKANE      7:00 p.m.  Close connection with Steamers for Kaslo and  all Kootenay lake points.  Passengers for Kettle  River and Boundary  Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  MRS. W, W. MERKLEY.  Has always on hand a large stock of  Dry and Fancy Goods,  Millinery and  Gents'Furnishings.  Kaslo&  TIME CARD No. 1.  IN EFFECT WED. NOV. 25, 1895  Subject to change without notice  Trains run on Pacific Standard Time.  Leave 8 00  A.M.  Kaslo  Arrive  3 50 P.M,  "    8 36  t.  South Fork  <..  3 lo i '  '���   0 36  ti  Sproule's  >>  2 In   "  '��� ' 0 51  .i  Whitewater  i.  a oo "  '��� io 03  ..  Bear Lake  ->��  ���1 48   "  " 10 18  ..  McGuigan  <..  1 33    "  " 10 30  <.  Bailey's  ii  1 21    '���  " 10 38  a  Junction  n  1 32    ''  Arr. 10 50  ti  Sandon  Leave 1 00   "  For rates and information apply at  Company's Offices.  ROBT. IRVING,        R. W. BRYaN,  Traffic Mngr. Supt. and Ass't Trras  Columbia ��.d  Western R'y Ca  Schedule No. 3, Jan. 4, '9T  --WESTBOUND.  No l        No.:  Passenger. '  Tues., Daily  Thurs. ��� except  & Sat., Sunday  6:30 pm 8:30 am  6:40 urn 8:40 am  6:45 pm 8:4.0 am  7:00 pm i):00 am  7:05 pm 0:05 am  7:10 pm 9:10 am  7:15 pm 9:15 am  7:25 pm 9:25 am  7:35 pm 9:35 am  7:40 pm 9:40 am  8:00 pm   9:50 am  ���^ ^EASTHOUND.-n  i '. No. 2 No. 4  Stations Passenger  Tues.,     Daily  Thurs.   except  . Lv. Ar.&Sat.,   Sunday.  Trail 8:00 am  6:00 pm  Smelter       7:47 am   5:47 pm  McLeod's     7:42 am  5:42 pm  Warfield      7:31 am   5:31 pm  Tiger Switch Bk 7:26 am ��� 5:26 pm  Crown Paint   7:21am  .5:21pm  Lake Mountain 7:16 am   5:16 pm  Carpenter     7:10 am   5:10, pm  Union Ave    7:03 am   5:03 pm  Ropsland       7:00 am   5:00 pm  Rossland Wye 6:40 am  4:40 pm  J.' A. JORDAN. C. D.& T. M.  THE STEAMER  LEAVES NEW DENVER  every morning at 8 o'clock  (Sundays exeepted)  FOR SILVERTON,   SLOCAN CITY and ALL  INTERMEDIATE POINTS.  Returning will,! if possible, make connections  with the west-bound train on the N. & S. Ry.  Powder carried only on Fridays.  Time Table subject to change without notice.  G. L. ESTABROOK, Master.  The Quickest  Cheapest Route  East      ���''���:���.';  or  Steamer leaves Nakusp every Sun--  day,y Wednesday   and   Friday  morning', making close connection  at  Revelstoke with trains   for  all points East or West.  Before you travel get Information from  C.P.R,   Agents as to time and  rates.    It will save you money  Appl y to nearest Rail way Agen t  or to  ���"1  x  ^District Passenger x\genf,  .Vanconvei 6  THE   LEDGE.  Fourth Year.  F  S. ANDREWS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCER,  ETC., ETC.  MINING &  REAL ESTATE BROKER.  Slocan City, B C  the Canadian   Fire Insurance  Sole agent for  Company  TOWARD WEST,  Assoc*. R S M, London, Eng  MINING ENGINEER,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  & ASSAYER.  Properties  examined   and reported on   for m  tending purchasers.  Assay office and Chemical Laboratory, Bellevue ave, New Denver, B C.  M.  W. BRUNER, M. D  Physician & Surgeon.  Three Forks, B.C.  A full line of Drugs and Perscription Remedies  kept oh hand; '   .  D  R. A.S. MARSHALL.  Dentist.  -    Kaslo,' B C  Graduate of American College of Dental Surgery  Chicago  GWILLIM & JOHNSON,  (McGill)  Mining Engineers  & Analy- Chemists.  Slocan City, , B  C  KEEP   DE   FLOW   IN   DE   GROUN'.  Be worl' keeps turni-',  En de stars keep bumin',  En de woiT turn roun' en roun';  But 0, my honey!  You can't moke money  Ef you don't keep de plow in de'groun'!  O, de woiT turn roun' eii roun'  'Twell you heah de trumpet soun';  But O, my honey,  You can't make money  Ef you don't keep de plow in de groun'!  Bar's a bright day comin'.  But de col' wind's huinmin'.  While de worl' turn roun' en roun',  But O, my honey,  You can't make money  Ef you don't keep de plow in de groun'!  O. de worl' turn roun' en roun'  'Twell you heah de trumpet soun';  But O, my honey,  You can't make money  Ef you don't keep de plow hi de groun'!  ���Frank L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.  "Beyond   the Years.  I.  Bevonrt tl e vears the answer lies,  B.jyo..d wi eel rood the gne*\ ing s'.ues,  And night drops tears.  Wlie e Faith, rod-ehas;ened,sm les to rise  Aud doff it's fears,  And carping sorrow pines and dies���  _ Beyond the years.  II.  Beyond the years the prayer for rest  Shall beat no more within the breast;  The darkness clears.  And Morn pearehed on the mountain's crest  Her iorm uprears���  The,day that is to come is best,  Beyond the years.  III.  Beyond the years the soul shall find  That endless peace ior which itp iud,  For light appears.  A ad to the eye that still were bind  With blocd and tears'  Their sight shall come all unc Dunned  Beyond the years.  His Contribution.  New Denver, B.C.  Is situated on the banks of the beautiful Slocan Lake, and guests can sit upon  the balcony and gaze upon the grandest scenery in America without extra charge-  The fire escape system is excellent. The rooms are airy and decorated with the  latest results of the'wall paper art. The exterior of the hotel is painted in colors  that harmonize with the idealistic scenery. The Dining Room is always provided with food that is tasty, digestible and satisfying to the inner economy Of  man; The Bar is replete with the'most modern, as well as ancient brands of  nerve producers.      ' <���  Goldbugs, Silver Democrats, Canadian Capitalists, Prospectors, Miners,  Tenderfeet, Ten Mile Millionaires and Pilgrims of every shade hi politics, religion or wealth are welcome at this house.  Stranger,  makeforthe Newmarket when you reach the Slocan metropolis and do not for ���  get the Landlord's namr-|;  it is . .  Henry Stege.  rpRETHEWEY & BUCKE,  1 W. T. Trethewey, E.  M. A. Bucke, Mi E  Mining Engineers  .    Kaslo, BC  M  A certain teacher, whose work brings her into  tha midst of'a^very crowded city region, is always anxious to keep track of contagious diseases  there, and has. asked her pupils to bring her word  whenever they see a placard in - a window, announcing scariet fever, smallpox, or the like.    v  One day, a little Italian boy, who does not yet  "spilt Inglis" very well, put up his hand to iudi;  cate that he had seen such a sign.    ,  ���'What did it say V" asked the teacher encouragingly.  Slowly and painfully came the answer, but it  was delivered with much pride:  "It���say:   'To���let:"' ,        :  Facts and Figures.  Examinations, reports, assays, analysis, underground plans.      Fifteen years experience  A,  DRISCOLL, C. E.,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Correspondence solicited.  H.  T.  TWIGG,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  New Denver, B C  Mineral claims, mines, timber limits, etc, surveyed  Tiie ProsBsctors' Assay Office  Bxanden, B.'C,  Assay Price List  The art of printing, according' to Dr. Halde  and the . missionaries, was practised in China  nearly 50 years-before the Christian era. In the  time of Confucius, B. C. 500, books were made oi  bamboo, and about 150 years alter Christ, paper  Avas first made.   ���  The phrase "to give the cold shoulder" is said  to have originated in a' practice once common in  France and during the.'Nprman days in England  also. When a guest had outstayed his welcome,  instead of a haunch of mutton "or venison usually  served at dinner, a cold shoulder of mutton was  placed before him as a hint that he had better  go.  In China, "the land of opposites," the dials of  clocks are' made to turn round, while the hands  stand still.  Knew the Hand.  Harper's Bazaar had a story of a little boy;  who, if he follows his natural bent, will perhaps  be heard from by aud fay as an expert witness in  forgery cases.  He is the son of an author who writes a very  illegible and very inky hand. The other day a  fly fell into his ink well. The boy discovered'the  unhappy insect, rescued it, and dropped it on a  sheet of paper, where presently it recovered  sufficiently to d.iag itself about. The boy watched  his motions for a while, and then called to his  mother:,  "0, mamma," he said, "come here! Here's a  ejercated fly.   He writes just like papa!"  Generou**.  Si_jOOj^3ST .HOSPITAL,  2STE3"V7"   3DES3Sr"VEiK,,   B. O.  This Hospital which was opened in August, 1895, for the benefit of the  Miners in the Slocan District under the medical superintendence of Dr. J. E.  Brouse with thoroughly competent professional attendants, is equipped with"  all appliances and conveniences necessary for the treatment of Surgical and  Medical cases. Situated as it is on the shore of Slocan Lake, it affords every  advantage for the treatment of fever cases, the water supply and altitude  being more favorable than any other point in the district.  Annual tickets entitling the holder in case of sickness or accident to  all the privileges^ of the Hospital, including free Medical1 and Surgical  attendance, nursing and board, may be secured at TWELVE DOLLARS  each, Miners in regular employ, subscribing through their pay roll at the  rate of ONE DOLLAR per month, can secure the privileges above mentioned. "  Rates for non-subscribers may also be obtained on application to  A.   E. .FAUQUIER,   Secrotary  Gold, Silver, or Lead.each ..   Gold, Silver and Lead, combined.... ��� .  Gold and Silver. .'...  Silver and Lead.     OopiKjr (by Electrolysis).............   Gold, Silver, Copper, and Lead���   Gold and Copper... ���     Silver and Copper..v. ...  Gold, Silver and Copper    Platinum  .....,  Mercury   Iron or Manganese ���   Lime, Magnesium, Barium, Silica, Sulphur, each.  ...  Bismuth, Tin, Cobalt, Nickel, Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each..............  Coal (Fixed Carbon, Volatile Matter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Coal)...............:.   Terms:   Cash. "With. Sample.  June-iOth.lW.**..  $1.50  3 00  200  ���2 (XT)  2 00  4 50  2 50  2 00  3 00  5 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  -1 00  4 0  Mary's mother one day gave her a cent to. buy  some "candy. As the little girl went-down the  street she discovered a beggar boy on the front  steps of a neighbor's house.  She was five years old, and a cent seemed to her  a good deal of money. She looked first at the boy  and then at her cent. '.������'.*'  Finally, with a smile she stepped up to the  forlorn child, she touched his shoulder gently,  said:  "Here, little boy, take this cent, and go and buy  yourself a suit of clothes and some dinner."  An Exquisite Humorist  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and  Royal City Planing Mills.  FRANK DICK,  Assayer and Annly  A humorist ���in Japan, who jested all his life,  cold his lriends when he was dying that his body  was not to be washed after his death, but was to  betaken at once to the family temple to be cremated. When he died his instructions were followed, and the chief priest took the body to the  cremation "ground. As soon as it was set on fire,  the mourners wero astonished by several loud  explosions. At first they were inclined to take to  their heels, but curiosity got the better of fear,  and careful'inspection showed that the humorist  bad stowed away a large number of tiro, crackers  about his person" be for*'. hi-* d.'ath.  SftNt)0ZM  -Tliis   bTew  tlb-u.se,  With the old name, is well equipped to accomodate a large number of Guests.   The building is  plastered and the rooms are unsurpased for comfort in the Slocan, while in the  A Dining Room can be found the best food in the market.  ROBERT .CUNNINGS  I3r��cDpr,iotpx��  - Fourth Year.  THE   LEDGE.  "    THE   CLOTHING    TRADE.  New Orleans Times.  Herman, said a a Poydras street merchat eloth-  - ier, addressing his clerk, haf ve sold all of dose  overcoats dot vas left over from last vinter.  No, sir, dere vas dree of dem left yet.  Veil, ve must sell them right avay, as the vinter vill not last, yo know, Herman. Pring me  oudt one uf de goats und I vill show you some-  dings about de pisness, I vill dell you how ve sell  dem oud, and you haf to learn de pisness Herman;  de vinter is gone, you know, und ve haf had dose  goots in de store more es seex years.  An *;8 overcoat vas handed him by his clerk,  and smoothing it out; he took a buckskin money-  purse from the showcase, and, stuffing it lull of  paper dropped it into one of the pockets.  Now Herman my poy, he continued, vatch me  sell dat goat. IhafsoIdover35df dem shuste de  same vay, und I vant to deech you de pisness.  Ven de next gustomer gomes in de shop I vill  show how Rube Hoftenstein, mine brodder in Detroit, sell his cloding and other dings.  A few minutes' later a negro in quest of a suitable pair of cheap shoes, entered the store. The  proprietor advanced smilingly and inquired: -  Vat is it you vish ?  Yor got any cheap shoes hyar ? asked the  negro. .       ">  Blenty of de, mine front, hlcnty, at any brice  you vant.  The negro stated that he wanted a pair of bro  gans, ana soon his pedal extremetics were encased  m them and a bargain struck.   As he was about  . "to leave the proprietor called him back.  Iain'tgwine tobuy nuffin else. I'se got all I  want, said the negro sullenly  Dot niav be so, my dear sir, replied the proprietor, but I shuste vant you to look at dis goat. It  vas de pure Russian vool, and dis time last year  you doan got that same goat for dwenty-tive dollars. Minegracious cloding vas gone down to  noddings and dere vas no money in de pisness any  longer. You.vant somddings dot vill geep you  irom de vedder und make you feel varm as summer dimes. De gon-Himplion vas going round,  und de doctor dells me it vas de vedder. More den  beeples died round vere I lif. last veek. Dink uf  dot. Mine'lrentdotgoat vas Russian vool, dick  and hevy. Vy, Mr. Jones who owns the pank on  Canal street, took dot goat home mit him yesterday und vore it all day, but it vas a leedle dight  agross de shohlders.  The negro buttoned up the coat, thrust his hand  in the pocket and felt the purse.* 'A peaceful  smile played over his face when his touch disclosed to his mind the contents of the pocket, but he  choked down his joy and inquired:  Who did you say wore this hyar- coat ?  Vy, Misder Jones vot owns de hank on Canal  street.  What yer gwine ter ax fur it ?  Dwenty dollars. .  ���    Dat's pow'ful high price for dis coat, but I'll  take it. . '  Herman, here, wrap up this goat fur de shentle-  man; and drow in a cravat; it vill make eim look  i.ise mit de ladies.  Nebber mind I'll keep de coat on; replied the  negro, and nulling out a roll of money he paid for  it and left the store.  While he was around the corner moaning over  the stuffed purse, Hoffenstein said to his clerk: 4  Herman, fix up anudder von of dose goats the  same vay, und doan lorget to dell dot Misder  Jones vat runs de pank on Canal streed vore it  yesterday.  Funny   Sayings, of   Children,  subterranean chambers of various sizes and shapes  found. Most of thelarger chambers have formations suggestive of something and are accordingly named. One of them has a peculiar formation  of rocks hanging from the ceiling and when  tapped with a candle or pencil will give forth a  beauthul, sweet, bell like tone, which is simply  entrancing^ There is almost a lull chromatic  scale of these tones.1 This chamber has been  named.Kimball Music Hall,in honor of the Kimball piano, the tone of which is the nearest ap-  proavih to that found in therocks in that hall.  ��  She' Knew the Gentlemani  New Ya*k Journal.  "There, my darling," said Mr. Turnover, "if  New Year's eve, and I'm going to tunrovetva new  leaf. So here's my pipe, my box of cigarsr-my  poker chips and cards, my night 'key .'and the application I made out for the Owl club.? vi swear*< ff  everything, and I am going- to. make" you the  happiest woman in my power!" * '* '���  'fd dearest, isn't it good of you!" exclaimed- his  little wife, taking the., various" articles ������of dissipation as her husband haiided them over. "'And  now long are you*going tcr&wear .off-for ?" -  "Forever and ever!" cried-.Turnover, and this  time I mean *t." *.  ,  "All right, darling," said Mrs. ��� Turnover,- .'-TIL  put all these things right up herein the sideboard,'  where you can nnd them next week when you  want them'!" * ,.        ���  Reason For Their Unpopularity.  - "No," said the conservative mam,,"I don't believe in Avomen barbers. Just look at the scrape  that Sampson got into by going to a woman for a  hair cut.".  New York Tailor  Vancouver,'1  Largest tailoring; e��tablish-  ,, merit in B. C, now open a  branch at   :       :       :  '    :  gA-ISin-TlN -  with a full line of     :       :  Cloths, Gent's  Furnishings*  Clothing, Etc_aa*L  Travelers will call "frequently at  the various towns with samples.  Mamma���Johnnie, if I give you two pennies  and sister none whai would you do V  Johnnie���I'd spend'em.  Uncle John (after a lesson, trying to explain  the'whereabouts of China)���Now, Harry, if-a  man were to bore a hoie.down through the earth,  where would he come out?  Harry���Out. of the hole. ,  Momma���Well, Elsie, what did you learn at  school to-day'?  Eisie (aged six)���Learned to spell..  Mamma���What did you learn to spell ?  Elsid���Man.  Mamma���And how do you spell man ?  Elsie (promply)���M���a���n, Man.  Mamma���Now, how do you spell boy ?  Elsie (after a moment's reflecti n)���The same  way, only little letters.  Deacon Goodman (to small boy crying)���What  is the matter, my boy ?  Small Boy���I've just lost ten cents.  D. G.���Well, don't cry, here's tin other; how did  you lose it ?  Boy���Matching pennies.  A little girl, busy in making a pair >of worsted  slippers, said to a companion near her:���" You are  lucky, you are. Your papa has only got one  leg-"    r   A Practical Courtship.  We le id in First-Class work.  3 fine Bath Eooms in connection.  Sea Salt Baths without extra charge.  Chicago Post.  She was essentially a modern girl of the society  variety," "aud-.'she smiled upon 'him because,  Although'rather old and not much of a society  man, he was well fixed in a'financial way.  A'I'm a plain, practical man." he said bluntly,  when he thought the time had come to propose,  ���"i haven't the gift of gab, and I believe in coming  to the point at once ; a yway, 1 want you for my  wile."  '���I'm a thoroughly practical girl," she replied,  with equal blunuiess. ' 'I do not believe in meaningless speeches and roundabout methods. How  much do you bid?"  Understanding each other so perfectly, it was a  simple matter to arrange the minor, details and  decide upontlue date for the wedding.  The  Wonderful Wind Cave.  Very few people know that the Wind Cave  aiear Hot Springs, S. D , is the greatest underground wonder in the known world; but such, is  the casa. Up to the present time nirety-seven  xmies ofpassages have been explored and a,5jo  MRS. A: KLEINSMIDT.  MANT nUSIC CO.,  Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music,  Musical Supplies,.Sewing Machines  and Supplies.  j^Mail orders receive prompt attention.  Spokane, Wash  D  R. A. MILLOY,  IDentist.  Office : Blacks Hotel,  SANDON B. 0.  The new addition to the������  LELAND  HOUSE  Makes it one of the Largest and most  Comfortable Hotels in Kootenay.  MRS. D. A. McDougald.  ���r^-j&.KZ'crs^,       -       -        3... O  The G-RMD HOTEL  European and American Plan.  Headquarters for Mining Men  *�����������������",      "Free Bus.  Cafe and Elevator service all night..  HOC��  The immense discoveries on Kokanee  Creek led to the formation of tiie���  Canadian Mining, Milling & SmdtingCo.,Itu  which has taken .over   the  following  choice claims:  Homestretch,  Glacier 4,  Two Snowbirds,.  Liara G.  Full Sized  Claims  capital, 12,000,000-2,000,000 shares  400,000 sharrs tor development now in treasury;  50*000shares  now oh   the  market;  and selling: at 7 _ cents  This stock is hound to go up, as any prospector in  the district who has been, on the property can tell  you that the croppings on the Homestretch exceed-  almost anything yet discovered in the. Kootenay.  The original owners forni' the company and stock is  selling on its own merits.  Call on or write to the Secretary for Prospectuses.'  Ore can be seen at office.  LEIGHTON & WILLIAMS, Mining Operators & Brokers.1  Box 111, Sandon,'-B.C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Has ample accommodations for a large number of people. The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is proyided with everything in*.the'market.  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.   *  John Buckley; Prop;  &  FRANK  SPOKANE,  WATSON, Proprietor.  '    - ' -    .        WASH. THE   LEDGE.  Fourth  Yean  MINING  RECORDS.  Recorded at New Denver, the Assessments  Transfers and Locations:  LOCATIONS,  Fell 23  Pleasant View, New Denver���N C Dingman.  Tamarack  Fraction, Springer���R (x Henderson  Feb 21  South Lillie B���Springer, Ed Dunn  Feb 2i>  Snowshoe���Slocan City, Thomas Lake  Carbonate���Slocan C-ty, James Howes  Granite���Slocan City, A Coulter  Feb 20  Croydon Fraction���Eight Mile, James L Forrester  Gernldine���Lemon Creek, G L O'Neil  March 1  Mammoth���Slocan Citv, F S Andrews  Kegiua���Six Mile, T D Woodcock  ASSKSSMK-NTS.  Feb 17,  Couchiching���Geo W Weeks  Feb 2;)  Duluth���Patrick M Hayes and M B W Raih-  ' borne  Feb 21  Orpha���Ed Dunn  Feb 25  Galena���Wilbur A Hendrys, Ceo A Kirk and  Cinder A Holland  '     Lucetta���Noble Five Consolidated M & M Co.  March 1.  Black Prince���P M Schonburg  Dundas No 2���Geo Gormiey  ^ TRANSFERS.  Feb 22  Archie Chisholm to Daniel McRae���The Black  Bear, Jan 2; .-1  Feb 2a        '*'     *  Frank R Strahn to Wm Harris���l-fi Superior.  h Susan M, �� Vinces, J Ibex, Susan S Feb if>; ��1  Frank R Strohn to Frank Thompson���1-G Kilo,  Superior andRother, \ Susan S, Susan G,also��  Bassett and i Susan M, Feb 20; $1  Feb 2-1  G A Simmons to II T- Ewin���The Chancerv,  Feb 9; $1 '  Robt G-ibbs to Jacob  A  Kirkr/atrick���\ Gibbs,  Feb 19; ��500 '     "*  Frank Granville to John Lawson���\ Para, Feb  15; $1  John Lawson to D S Wallbridge���\ Para, Feb  '18; ?1  Arthur A Newbury to Chas Swcnny���n-32 Sil  ver Bell No 2, Jan 19 ; fcl  R C Campbell-Johnston to James-A Grant���All  interest in the Exchange, Victoria, Skocum,and  Silver Plate, Feb 24; HI  John Jarvis, Daniel Kellehcr and John Demp-  sey to Wm H Maxwell and Andrew G Larsen���  The Iowa, Olympia No 2 ��� and Margery, Feb 8 ;  ���$10,200  Charles Brand and James Smith to J Tinling���  | St Louis, Alta and Hub, Feb 8; -,5,0'K)  ���  Feb 25  D R McLean to S K Green���J The Laughing  Waters and Far Away, also Cross Roads, Feb 2o  Sam Creston to Al Lonsdale���the Lydia, Nov  1*1; ?<"1U0  Albert Lonsdale to E Shannon���The Lyrtra.  Dec-.'ii; 1*150  Tom McGuigan and John G McGuigan to  Henry Callaghau, Sebastian Hans aud Eugene  Denzell���3-12 American Boy and 2-12 Black  Hock, Jan 12 ; $2,000  Thos McGuigan and Johii G McGuigan to  Henry Callaghan, Sebastian Hans and Eugene  Donzell���7-12 American Boy* and Black Hock,  Jan 12;-.; 5.000  Patrick McGuire to Henry Callahan���J Black  Hock, Jan9; ��250  JG McGuigan to Patrick McGuire���} Black  Hock, Jan 17; $1 '     -:  'Feb 26  Thos D Tobin to W L Callahan���1! Vallecitos,  Jan 25 ; ��1  Wm Sudrow to J H .Thompson and J A  Whit-  tier���^ Reciprocity and.Lillian, Jan 1; irl,00o   l  5^W L Oallanau to  Henry  A   Barton���"   Vallecitos, Feb 2G; ��1  March 1 .  Louis H Bowman to Joseph B Mc Arthur and J  Howland Stevenson���No 3 Animon, N. P. and  Alma No 3, Feb 13 ; 61  Ellen Bougard to C Ward and Frank Fortin ���  1-12 Wisconsin and Nellie B, Feb 2y; *100  Frank M O'Brien to Chas Bchrum��� { Kooten-  ain,Oct25; ��1  Ellon Bougard to WnvPfeifer���i1, Nellie B, Aug  21; Si  Samuel Deschamps to Angus Gillis���\ Delta  Fraction, Feb 20; ?100  Wm Fihdlay and J A Davis to A R Johnston���  The Quebec, Feb 11; .^1   -  John Stewart to Clarence-* A Teasdale���1-6 Fremont, Nicola, and Osborn, Feb 22; .si ���  Thos .Shea to Joseph B Mc Arthur���1-5 Noonday,  ���Feb 20: ii"l .'"'.' ' ,: ������  Frank Hansen to Chas S Rashdall and Arnold  E Fauquier���JKrahe, Nov 20; $200   .  Thos Gee to W Ward Spinks and Frank Watson���The W ilia, Feb 20; i?!  dance of Dr. Emil Pohl, for the purpose of treating and furnishing medicines to the subscribers in  that vicinity who are not ill enough lo require  treatment in the Hospital, This office -will prove  a great convenience to the miners and many case?  can receive treatment and return to their "'duties  without great loss of time.  The Bank of Montreal opened .in New Denver  , on Monday.   F. J. Fiuucane, E. L. B.'ar and W.  (Gibbs are the officers of this long-wishvd-for and  powerful financial institution.  The Unit of Value  in Typewriters is the  SII/VERTON.  Jas. Bowes will build a new hotel immediately.  The new oddition to the. Thorborn House will  give this excellent"hotel 42 rooms.  It is said that the K. & S. railway will extend its  line to Silverton, and that the present townsite  owrers will erect a $.25,000 hotel here.  We are showing the finest line of samples vet offered for the trade in Tweeds,   .  Twills, Venetians, Cheviots, Serges,etc  The Host  Elegant Patterns  In Trouserings yet exhibited in the  country. Overcoatings, correct-tyles,  tit and finish.  Prices  Right.  R. S. WILSON,  Merchant Tailor  Revelstoke, New Denver and-Brandon.  For Rossland  MINING STOCKS and REAL ESTATE  A">";"t0   J. E. Hills,  Real Esrate and Mining Broker  Rossland. B C  Agent for the Montreal syndicate lots, of th  original townsite of Rossland.   Perfect titles.  J. Edmond Angrignon  El Dorado Ave., next BourneiBros  NEW DENVER.  No. 339.  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  -K^niftiitiiiiiiiiriiifriiiiTifriffrfiirfffirfiffffiiiiriiiifrififtifiifTiffriunifiirfTiTtiiiTiri^n  I NEWS IN PLAGE j  ^IllliillillillllliililllilllllilllllllllilllliliilW  Al Behne will build a residence in New Denver.  A. D. Coplen and Miss,Strang wcr., married at  Lafayette,-Oregon, a few days ago.  Stewart, Delaney, Mc.Innis; and.-McLean will  furnish New Denver with electric light.  Paris & Co. have their store open at Aylwin, on  Ten Mile, and Jack Beauschne is manager.  Campbell, McCrae & Co., of Rossland will open  an office at Slocan" City with John Ripling in  e large.  Ed and John Angrignon have 'eased Shannon's  building for three years and will change it into  an hotel.  D. J. Macdonald drew the first cheque on the  bank in New Denver, and made the first deposits  for tae Galena Farm Company.  Frank Jordan, brother of F. W. Jordan, of Nakusp. was married to Miss Long in Fremont.  Wash., on the 9th of last month.  A branch office of the Slocan Hospital has been  opened in Sandon under i!n- medio;, i suj.eviiucn-  "Companies Act," Part IV, and amending Acts  "Idler Minixc'j Comi'ani. " (Foreign.)  Registered the 5th day of Fehrupry; 3897.  T HEREBY  CERTIFY that I' have this day  JL   registered the ���'Idler Mining Company" (Foreign).-.- under  the "Companies' Act.'5 Part IV.,  "Registration of Foreign -i. ompanics," and amend  ing Acts  The head office of the said Compauy is situated  at the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S.A.    ���  *  The objects for which the Company is established are:��� ,  1st. To locate, procure, hoid. buy, sell, work  and operate mines and miueral claims, in the Province of British Columbia, and in the State of  Washington and other places.  2nd. To carry on the business of milling, smelting, reducing, working, buying and selling ores,  in said Province, of British' Columbia and elsewhere.  3rd. To purchase, build, construct and maintain all such mills, concentrators, smelters and  other works as shall be found necessary or convenient in carrying on said works, and to purchase, locate, acquire aud hold all such water  rights, ditches, flumes and other appliances as may  be necessary in anil about said premises.  4th. To uorrow money for. the purpose of establishing or carrying on said business, and to execute notes bonds or other securities therefore, and  to execute such mortgages, debentures or deeds of  trust upon the property of the Compauy; to secure  the payment oi the same and the interest thereon,  as shall be necessary and proper.  The .capital stock of the said company is one mil  lion dollars, divided into one. million Shares of lhe  par value ot one dollar ���each.  Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province, of British.Cnlumbia. this 5th day  oi Februarv,LS97.  [I..S.J    "        _ S. Y. WOOTTOX,  Registrar a'," .hunt Slock O.inpank'.-..  It sets a known  and tested  tandard  of ex e en  Everyone  knows what it  represents���the  Best Work with  Least Labor,  Enduring Service, Unequal-  ated Economy  x n d Conveni-  ience.  The���  Ft:--; ���-���-.  uR3F"..~-r  liPNo.  &  Model  bears the stamp of  Unqualified Publfc Approval  Many notable improvements in the  1897   MODEL:  Catalogue free on Application.  JOHN W. ISAM  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  BOOKS, PAPER,  OFFICE SUPPLIES  AND \y ALL PAPERS.  SPOKANE,' WASH.'  Miners,  Prospectors  and Freighters  will find it to their advantage  ��� to write  for Catalogue   and  Price List pf���  Pack Saddles,  Riding Saddles,  Aparejos Harness, Etc.,  to���CARSON & SHORE,  Calgary, N.W.T.  NOTICE.      r  ATOT1CE i*s hereby given that the first annual  IM meeting" of the stockholders of the Mount Mable  Minmgand Smelting Company, Limited Liability,  will beheld in the cfiice oi' the company at New  Denver, B.C., on the 16th day of March, 1897, at the  hour of 10 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of electing  a board of directors for the ensuing year and trans- j  acting an v other business. }  ��� Dated at New Denver this 2nd day of March,1897.  A. StCLAIR BRINDLE,  Vice-President of the company.  Worry Kills  And that COUGH worries,  Therefore,  Kill that.cough  For a cough that tickle* in your throat  and rasps the lining *o if the bronchial  tubes, to say nothing of keeping you  awake nigfits���  Use  BOVELL'S  Cough  rap  You will get it at ���  Nelson's Drug Store  NeAV Denver, B. C.  it)  WPJ  Of Diamonds,  atefte  ���O-  Jeuuelfy,  Gloeks,  Sih/ei? ma.p e, ';&  Etc., &te.  Dkxvek.  "^ ��� * We>iak^a special rate on hotel and   rfy  y+f   restaurant j silverware.      Everything   *^~>  iS s warranted.  I >Vv  T.  ABRIEL,  NAKUSP,  B.C.  REAL ESTATE,  " MINES and INSURANCE,  Special attention paid to properties  on Cariboo Creek. ���*  VPSZXZ:  NOTICE.  T RICHARD ROBERTS, hereby give notice  1 that 1 intend, liJ days afterdate, making implication tu the Chief- Commissioner of Lands and  works ior permission to purchase Wo acres'ui  unreserved crown land, situate near the mouth of  Six Mile creek, Slocan Lake, West Kootenay  District, commencing at initial post "A," thence  west 40 chains: thence south 40 chains; thence  cast 4'* chains; thence north *iJ chains to point of  commencement.  Dated, March 4th, 18)7.  C. D. Rand.  D. S. Wallbridge.  MlmngV  Stock Brokers,  and. :*���.'*���' GoiiTeyancers,  \~s*  Mines; bought and sold.  Stocks for sale in all B. C. minjes.  Official brokers for Wonderkil Group Mining Co.  Kootenay agents for Bondholder Mining Co.,   St.   Keverne Mining Co  Phdsnix Consolidated Mining Co. and Two Friends Mine Co. 's stocks.  Qoryi sanies  Stooisiocl  a,nci  Promoted.  In each of their establishments  never  Have stores at  and  Sandon  Silverton  irito the granulated saacharinc. nor do the flies make  cemeteries out of the butter-tubs.    Everything, except  the prices are high grade in these'stores and the public.  'PVtTPP l^nylr's     especially  new  pilgrims, 'Should   not   overlook. Uus.


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